A wide variety of surgical techniques are employed to biopsy or resect breast tissue. In general, these specimens can be divided into three groups: (1) small biopsies for mammographic abnormalities; (2) larger biopsies or lumpectomies; and (3) mastectomies with or without a lymph node dissection. Regardless of the type of specimen, remember that all breast tissue, even if removed for cosmetic reasons, should be examined when it is fresh.
KeywordsOuter Quadrant Receptor Analysis Mammographic Abnormality Complete Axillary Dissection Biopsy Cavity
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